Economic Contribution of BC Chicken

BC has 308 registered broiler chicken growers.  The chicken industry is a significant to the BC economy, contributing:
  • $519 million in farm cash receipts
  • 14,353 total jobs
  • $1.1 billion to Canada`s GDP
  • $243 million in taxes

Canada’s chicken sector has 2,877 farmers and 185 processors, contributing:

  • 101,900 total jobs
  • $8 Billion to GDP
  • $1.9 Billion in taxes

Click here for more details on the economic contribution of Canada’s poultry industry.

Together with dairy and other poultry sectors in BC, supply managed agriculture industries in BC contribute $2.814 Million to GDP, 31.579 jobs and $666 Million in taxes. Click  here  for more details on the economic contribution of British Columbian’s dairy, egg and poultry industries.